Centre issues half of rural job guarantee scheme allocation
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:19 PM
The central government says it released about 49% of the 2017-18 Budget allocation of Rs 48,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme (MGNREGS). The financial year began on April 1. Part of the amount released on Monday will be used to clear pending dues of Rs 10,546 crore. It would also help in prioritising water conservation measures.